Young, Helen, 1951-
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The Church interview discusses major events like the Flu Epidemic of 1918 (churches closed), and living conditions in her neighborhood as a child (neighbors played in the street). She describes people in Highlandtown as hard-working, honest, mostly Germans, with other nationalities (French, Polish). She discusses the Abbott Memorial Church (Dr. Jones, Dr. Hughes, relations with Catholics, friendship with Cardinal Gibbons).
The Horstman interview provides information about living conditions during the Great Depression (her family lost their house, her father lost his job, people helped one another). There is also information about retaining a Polish identity in America (her father belonged to the Polish Falcons, her sister was one of the first Polish dancers in Baltimore).